Nice older pair of Red Wing work boots. These boots have been cared for as evident in the oiled leather, not dried and cracking around the toe creases as you so often see. Feel and look like a nice old ball glove, great patina with lots of character. There’s the odd faint remnants of an L drawn with looks like a marker the likes of a sharpie Magnum on the right boot and an R on the left boot. Not sure if this served a work related purpose or was a practical joke by the guys friends.
These boots are NOT steel toe. They have a rubber storm welt and Vibram Soles. Double and triple stitched uppers in places using black and white thread intact through out booth boots. Normal scuffing ad scrapes on the heels and toes but no deep gouges or thin wearing areas.5 lower lace holes followed by 4 loops and a hole at the top. Laces are still usable, but I would replace them if I were keeping them. Single Made in the USA Red Wing tag in the right boot.
Tongue stamp 12 B 9G23121 below that there is more but all I can make out is 988.